Light Has Come
Darkness is an absence of light. But you do not have to live in darkness. Light scatters the darkest nights, moments, thoughts, hurts, feelings and troubles. Jesus is that light. He has come and His light still shines. Follow the Light and you will not stumble in this spiritually dark world.
The Lord is God, and He has made His light shine on us. (Psalm 118:27)
[Jesus] said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
So, why did Jesus call Himself LIGHT? Well, let's take a look at just five things that light provides for us, then compare it with Scripture about Jesus.
FOOD - Light is the sole source of food generation for all living organisms on the earth with the exception of a few chemotrophic bacteria. Plants synthesize their own food materials by use of light.
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)
VITAMIN D - Your body needs Vitamin-D to be healthy. It can only be acquired naturally from an external source like sunlight. Vitamin D promotes strong bones and reduces the risk of many diseases.
Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10)
VISION/COLOR - light enables us to see the world around us. Light is comprised of a spectrum of colors, both visible and invisible. The visible range is found in a rainbow.
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. (Colossians 1:16a)
TEMPERATURE - Light is a form of energy. And sunlight has huge energy by which the temperature on the earth is maintained such that life exists on the earth.
All things have been created through Him and for Him. And He Himself is before all things, and all things have existence in Him. (Colossians 1:16b-17)
STERILIZATION - UV light sterilizes or eliminates, removes, kills, or deactivates targeted forms of life and biological agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, etc)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
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